Burton recruits old faves for Frankenweenie

Tim Burton is adapting his 1984 short Frankenweenie into a stop-motion animated feature film for Disney, and he’s recruiting some old buddies to help him out.

According to Deadline, Winona Ryder (Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice), Martin Landau (Ed Wood), Martin Short (Mars Attacks!) and Catherine O’Hara (Beetlejuice) will all provide voices for Burton’s latest oddball project.

Burton’s original Frankenweenie short told the story of a man who brings his dog back to life after it is hit by a car. Ironically, the short was produced by Disney, who shortly thereafter fired Burton for making such a weird movie and wasting company resources.

The screenplay for the feature-length film comes from another Burton regular, John August (Big Fish, Corpse Bride).

Frankenweenie is set to hit cinemas March 9, 2012.

Discuss: Mr. Burton, please resist the urge to hire Johnny Depp and CALL MICHAEL KEATON INSTEAD!

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